At the Center, the faculty view their trainees as colleagues – colleagues whose education is the leading mission of the Center. And so trainees’ opinions, evaluations, and initiatives are not only welcomed but urged. In the past psychoanalytic candidates have played an essential role in reshaping progression criteria, changing curricular requirements, and changing the teaching methods and materials used in classes, just to name a few recent developments.
In order to bring trainees’ voices into the educational and administrative policy-making processes at the Center, the following fora have been established.
The Candidates’ Organization
The Candidates’ Organization (CO) is a forum run by the psychoanalytic candidates in which all candidates are invited to meet and discuss the range of issues that arise throughout training. Discussions and candidates' requests for faculty/staff input are facilitated by the President(s) during monthly lunch meetings. The CO elects candidate representatives to the various Center committees who are then a voice for the candidates on issues of curriculum, selection, progression and case-finding. The CO is also responsible for the selection and presentation of the Howard Klar Teacher of the Year Award at the Center's annual graduation ceremony.
For more information contact Rebecca Nejat MD or Jay Crosby, PhD, Co-Presidents.
The Candidate representative is a faculty member, elected by the candidates themselves, who links the candidates to the Executive Committee. The candidates have monthly meetings with the Candidate Representative to ask questions and voice concerns. She is also available weekly at the Center or by phone or e-mail for any concerns or questions that may arise.
For more information contact Dina Abell MD, the Candidate Representative.
Course reviews with the curriculum feedback representative
Each class meets twice yearly with a curriculum feedback representative, a faculty member on Curriculum Committee who reviews the preceiding semester’s courses in detail with the candidates. Curriculum feedback reps take candidate feedback directly to the Curriculum Committee where it is used to improve candidates' learning experiences in specific and direct ways.
For more information about the curriculum, contact , Sandra Park MD or Holly Schneier MD, Co-Chairs, Curriculum Committee
Candidate Committee Representatives
Much of the policy making of the Center is done in several key committees. The input of candidates into the working of these committees is crucial and is another key way in which candidate voices shape the Center. Each class should choose one representative to each of the following committee, giving each committee at least four candidate members:
Evaluation and Treatment Service
Other Center forms
Candidate Accomplishment Form